Updated Oct 02, 2018

"A Life-saving call" : Preventing Relapse in a Child with Severe Acute Malnutrition

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Snapshot

Focus Areas:

Nutrition and Nutrition

Nutrition and NutritionSEE LESS

Implemented In:

India and India

India and IndiaSEE LESS

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Countries Implemented In
Verified Funding

Innovation Description

7.5% children under age 5 develop severe acute malnutrition (SAM) in urban India (1). SAM reduces chances of survival [mortality rate: 73-187 per 1000 (2)], hinders optimal physical growth and is associated with sub optimal brain development leading to long lasting negative impact on cognitive ability, school performance and future earnings. Lack of access to crucial lifesaving information for caregivers during acute inpatient treatment and later during rehabilitation at home leads to relapse.

Milestones

Mar 2018
Funds RaisedVERIFIED
$68,772
Date Unknown
New Country
India
Date Unknown
New Country
India